Definition of Distinguish. Meaning of Distinguish. Synonyms of Distinguish
Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Distinguish. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Distinguish and, of course, Distinguish synonyms and on the right images related to the word Distinguish.
Definition of Distinguish
DistinguishDistinguish Dis*tin"guish, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Distinguished; p. pr. & vb. n. Distinguishing.] [F.
distinguer, L. distinguere, distinctum; di- = dis- +
stinguere to quench, extinguish; prob. orig., to prick, and
so akin to G. stechen, E. stick, and perh. sting. Cf.
1. Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make
distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to
mark off by some characteristic.
Not more distinguished by her purple vest, Than by
the charming features of her face. --Dryden.
Milton has distinguished the sweetbrier and the
2. To separate by definition of terms or logical division of
a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish
sounds into high and low.
Moses distinguished the causes of the flood into
those that belong to the heavens, and those that
belong to the earth. --T. Burnet.
3. To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic
quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything)
from other things with which it might be confounded; as,
to distinguish the sound of a drum.
We are enabled to distinguish good from evil, as
well as truth from falsehood. --Watts.
Nor more can you distinguish of a man, Than of his
outward show. --Shak.
4. To constitute a difference; to make to differ.
Who distinguisheth thee? --1 Cor. iv.
5. To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make
eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by
or for.``To distinguish themselves by means never tried
Syn: To mark; discriminate; differentiate; characterize;
discern; perceive; signalize; honor; glorify.
Meaning of Distinguish from wikipedia
- In law, to distinguish
a case means
a court decides
the legal reasoning
of a precedent
case will not wholly apply
due to materially different facts
to: Route distinguisher
, an address qualifier
used to distinguish Virtual Private Network
(VPN) routes Distinguishing
- worn on certain decorations awarded
by the United States Armed
in combat instead
of for meritorious
- A route distinguisher
is an address qualifier
used only within
a single internet service
provider's Multiprotocol Label Switching
(MPLS) network. It is...
- cryptography, a distinguishing attack
is any form of cryptanalysis
on data encrypted
by a cipher
" is 1 of 20 Kangxi radicals
of 7 strokes. In the Kangxi Dictionary there
are 14 characters...
- word "Scientology" as coming
from the Latin
word scio, meaning
know or distinguish
, and the Gr**** word logos, meaning
"the word or outward
form by which...
is the ability
to obtain sharp perceptions
or to judge
well (or the activity
of so doing). In the case of judgment, discernment
can be psychological...
- languages). Ancient orthography
did not distinguish between
i and j or between
u and v. Many modern works distinguish
u from v but not i from j. In this article...
- respectively, because these sounds
for English speakers
from the sounds
made by the letters
tau ([t]), pi ([p]), and kappa
Recent Searches ...
Related images to Distinguish